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Episode 384: John Vercher, Author of Three-Fifths

Episode 384: John Vercher, Author of Three-Fifths

Author John Vercher stops by the podcast to chat with Daniel Ford about his debut novel Three-Fifths.

Episode 380: Robin Page, Author of Small Silent Things

Episode 380: Robin Page, Author of Small Silent Things

Author Robin Page chats with Daniel Ford about her debut novel Small Silent Things.

Episode 367: James Charlesworth, Author of The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill

Episode 367: James Charlesworth, Author of The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill

Author James Charlesworth joins Daniel Ford at the PRX Podcast Garage in Allston, Mass., to chat about his debut The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill.

Episode 364: Leah Cohen, Author of Strangers and Cousins

Episode 364: Leah Cohen, Author of Strangers and Cousins

Leah Cohen, author of No Book but the World and The Grief of Others, talks to Stephanie Ford about her new book Strangers and Cousins.

Episode 357: American Spy Author Lauren Wilkinson

Episode 357: American Spy Author Lauren Wilkinson

Author Lauren Wilkinson chats with Daniel Ford about her debut novel American Spy.

Episode 351: All the Lives We Ever Lived Author Katharine Smyth

Episode 351: All the Lives We Ever Lived Author Katharine Smyth

Author Katharine Smyth joins Rebecca Weston on today’s show to discuss her debut All the Lives We Ever Lived.

Episode 348: The Border Author Don Winslow

Episode 348: The Border Author Don Winslow

Don Winslow, author of The Force, The Cartel, and The Power of the Dog, joins Daniel Ford on the show to talk about his new novel The Border.

Episode 346: Otherwise Engaged Author Lindsey J. Palmer

Episode 346: Otherwise Engaged Author Lindsey J. Palmer

Lindsey J. Palmer, author of Pretty in Ink and If We Lived Here, talks to Stephanie Ford about her new book Otherwise Engaged.

Episode 306: Live From Belmont Books With What Remains of Her Author Eric Rickstad

Episode 306: Live From Belmont Books With <i>What Remains of Her</i> Author Eric Rickstad

Eric Rickstad, author of Lie in Wait and The Names of Dead Girls, talks to Daniel Ford and Rebecca Weston live from Belmont Books about his new novel What Remains of Her.

Episode 258: A Cold Day in Hell Author Lissa Marie Redmond

Episode 258: <i>A Cold Day in Hell</i> Author Lissa Marie Redmond

Lissa Marie Redmond, author of A Cold Day in Hell (out Feb. 8), talks to Sean Tuohy about transitioning from law enforcement to fiction, how she crafted detective Lauren Riley and slick defense attorney Frank Violanti, and why people should realize that there’s more going on in Buffalo, N.Y., than chicken wings and snow.

Episode 257: Author Owen King

Episode 257: Author Owen King

Author Owen King talks to Sean Tuohy about what inspired his novel Double Feature, collaborating with Stephen King on Sleeping Beauties, the value of writing workshops, and what he has planned next.

Episode 250: First Case Scenario Author Annemarie DeClark

Annemarie DeClark, author of First Case Scenario, talks to Daniel Ford about her lifelong love of mysteries, how her two aunts helped her refine her debut novel, and what she has planned next for her main character Harlee O’Conner.

I’ve always been a huge fan of mysteries.
— Annemarie DeClark

To learn more about Annemarie DeClark, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @AuthorDeClark.

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Episode 245: Live From Belmont Books With Best-Selling Author Eric Rickstad

Episode 245: Live From Belmont Books With Best-Selling Author Eric Rickstad

Best-selling author Eric Rickstad read from his latest Canaan Crime novel, The Names of Dead Girls, and answered questions from the Writer’s Bone crew during a live podcast recording from Belmont Books on Dec. 7.

Episode 238: What We Build Upon the Ruins Author Giano Cromley

Giano Cromley, author of What We Build Upon the Ruins and The Last Good Halloween, talks to Daniel Ford about why he got an MFA, why he loves writing short stories, and how he crafted the memorable characters and narratives in What We Build Upon the Ruins.

Sit down, in isolation, and get words on paper.
— Giano Cromley

To learn more about Giano Cromley, visit his official website or follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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Episode 225: The Last Ballad Author Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash, author of The Last Ballad (out Oct. 3), A Land More Kind Than Home, and This Dark Road of Mercy, talks to Daniel Ford about establishing his storytelling work ethic, chasing Ella May’s ghost while writing The Last Ballad, what he’s learned from his writing students, and why writers need to be really honest with themselves about why they want to write.  

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To learn more about Wiley Cash, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram. Also read an excerpt of The Last Ballad.  

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Episode 208: What We Lose Author Zinzi Clemmons

Zinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose, talks to Daniel Ford about her circuitous path to writing, why she decided to pursue an MFA, and what inspired her incredibly well-written and structured debut novel.

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Write the story you want to write regardless of whether or not you think it has commercial appeal.
— Zinzi Clemmons
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To learn more about Zinzi Clemmons, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Also read our review of What We Lose in July’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Episode 207: Killerjoy Author Jon Negroni

Jon Negroni, author of Killerjoy and The Pixar Theory, talks to Daniel Ford about what fuels his writing process, his publishing journey, and what inspired his debut fantasy novel.

If you’re going to start something, do what you’ve got to do to finish it.
— Jon Negroni

To learn more about Jon Negroni, visit his official website or follow him on Twitter @JonNegroni.

Episode 202: American Bang Author Doug Richardson

We start the July 4th festivities with a bang. An American Bang.

Today’s podcast episode features perpetual Writer’s Bone guest Doug Richardson. Doug and Sean talk about…well, you know what they talk about by now. Everything and nothing.

Sean said in June’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar” that Doug’s new Lucky Dey thriller American Bang just might be the best of the series. Go pick it up after listening to this interview and then let us know what you think about it.

I don’t know what keeps the tank full. It’s just been re-filling itself for years.
— Doug Richardson

Episode 188: Salt Houses Author Hala Alyan

Author and poet Hala Alyan talks to Daniel Ford about growing up in a house where storytelling was valued, how she crafts her prose and dialogue, and what inspired her debut novel Salt Houses.

I think in some ways Salt Houses is a story I’ve been writing my entire life.
— Hala Alyan

To learn more about Hala Alyan, visit her official website or follow her on Twitter @HalaNAlyan. Also read our review of Salt Houses in May’s “Books That Should Be On Your Radar.”

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener.&nbsp;Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's  official website &nbsp;for more details.

Today's episode is brought to you by Scrivener. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Visit the app's official website for more details.